I have been paying insurance and timely payments on the truck that I purchased over 5 months ago. the car dealer has had it almost the entire time fixing the motor and other problems that were wrong with it. vehicle advertised as professionally reconditioned and reliable. bad trans seal, bad water pump, bad radiator, bad 4 wheel shift motor, bad valve train, bad seal on third cab light truck flooded in the rain, broken bolts on passenger side exhaust manifold, bad 4wheel actuator on passenger side front, bad tensioner pulley and belt. they did adress and fix theese issues only as I notified them about the problems. they have given me a loaner vehicle the entire time as well. but they have had the truck since i purchased it and I have only had possesion of the vehicle for about 3 weeks out of over 5 months.
Quite possible. Talk to a lemon attorney to review the details.
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I am assuming this is a used vehicle If the facts are as you say, then the dealer misrepresented the condition of the vehicle at the time of sale. The dealer is responsible for inspecting the vehicle prior to sale. Such an inspection is not required to be invasive or check every detail, but if the truck has all of those major mechanical issues, then likely the dealer knew or should have known about it. You may qualify to demand a vehicle repurchase by the dealer. Hopefully, you didn't leave your purchase documents in the glove box. You need those for a lemon law/auto sales fraud attorney to adequately review your case. Most consumer protection attorneys will either offer a free consultation or a free document review. You will likely need an attorney to sort through your rights and options. If you want to try to tackle this on your own initially, report the dealer to both the DMV Investigations unit in your area and the Bureau of Automotive Repair, and see if the dealer is convinced to buy back your vehicle.
One big question you will need to answer is whether or not this repair work was covered under your vehicle's warranty. If it was, the fact that the vehicle has been out of service for more than 30 days would give you a very strong case if the vehicle had less than 18,000 miles or 18 months of ownership. You should contact an attorney and have them review your options with you.
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